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This will keep the kids busy and entertained.
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More than three-quarters of three- and four-year-olds spend too much time in front of a screen each day.
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"Put away your cowbells. They don't belong in the arena."
In our twenties we would go to the gym and train hard without thinking twice about the stress we were putting on our joints. Things change as we age and we may begin to experience pain in our joints,...
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This is the perfect summertime activity.
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Rediscover your inner child and take part in these activities we played as kids. From the AOL Partner Studio.
Because you know you'll hear "I'm bored" at least once.
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Plastic Easter eggs are more useful than we thought!
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As a mother of four, I'm encouraging you to not let a fear of messes stand in the way of having fun with your family this holiday season. Instead, choose to be in the moment, enjoying quality time and getting messy with the following activities.
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A fun way to teach your kids about creativity and cooperation.
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For many kids, nothing beats Lego for an afternoon of fun. Those little plastic bricks have excited the mind and challenged the imagination for decades. But if it seems like there's always a new kit o...
Todays' well-meaning parents who are over-scheduling and over-instructing because of fear of competition are seriously under-preparing children. The days of awards and promotions for those who know the right answer are quickly disappearing.
When I was a kid, like many of my friends I would race home after school so I could change and get outside to play. Our time was, for the most part, totally unstructured, unless you consider being told to "be home when the streetlights go on" as structure. There are many theories as to whether exposing our kids to this type of structure and (arguably) overscheduling is good for them.
For those of us who have been there, the thought of your child spending the night at someone else's home can be quite anxiety-producing. After all, we won't be there to watch over them, make sure they're safe. Here are the five questions parents should ask before sending their child to a sleepover.
As a child, I would play outside all day long, only coming indoors for meals. How the times have changed! My kids think that somehow it is my husband's and my responsibility to entertain them! In my own generation, my parents never played the role of entertainment clowns, so how have today's parents somehow fallen into this role? How to shake up this generation of BORED kids? Here are some of my suggestions.
Turn back the clock this summer to an easier, laid back, simpler time in life, where kids got away from the screens and played with bugs, folded paper into boats and let their imaginations run wild. Here are some ways to get those kids away from their iPads!